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40,000 displaced Yemenis stranded without aid in Aden: UN

ADEN, YEMEN: The UN expressed concern on Wednesday for more than 40,000 displaced Yemenis who had sought refuge in second city Aden, only to find themselves caught in deadly fighting between troops and separatist militia. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said it had been unable to distribute aid since the southern separatists overran most of the city at the weekend opening up a new front in Yemen's devastating three-year civil war. "UNHCR emergency aid distributions and humanitarian assessments planned this week for…

Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace: military source

ADEN: Yemeni separatists have surrounded the presidential palace in government's interim capital Aden, a military source said Tuesday. "The separatists have surrounded the palace and now control the main gate. Those inside are unofficially under house arrest at this point," said the source, a high-ranking officer with the Yemeni military. Tension between the separatists and the government erupted into clashes at the weekend, with more than 36 people killed in Aden since Sunday, according to the International Committee…

Suicide bomber kills at least 43 soldiers in Yemen

SANAA: A suicide bomber killed at least 43 soldiers in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday, officials there said, a week after an attack by the militant Islamic State group killed 50 troops nearby The officials said the soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a military base in the Khor Maksar district when the attacker blew himself up. Forty other troops were wounded, they said. Aden is the temporary capital of Yemen's internationally recognized government in exile in neighboring Saudi Arabia. The…